- There are several open-source functional alternatives to respirators and their spare parts that can be manufactured within a short time.
- Open-source 3D printed Respirators are accessible to everyone with the use of 3D printing network.
- All proceeds from printing costs are going to a global fund to support the treatment of patients with coronavirus.
Newark, Del. – Treatstock invites people to get 3D printed respirators through a network of local manufacturers. All the money earned from printing are going to be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. https://www.treatstock.com/l/covid19
With over 870 000 coronavirus cases total around the globe some countries face a shortage of necessary equipment and protective devices. 3D printer users start coming up with open-source models of respirators to provide people with an alternative solution to personal health protection. Spanish DIY community under the name of Coronavirus Makers came up with a mechanical ventilator, Italian engineers designed respirator valves and Chech researchers provided a re-usable respirator made on MJF printers.
“We want to support the global fight against the virus in the way we know the best, - said Tim Arno, CEO of Treatstock, - The key to overcoming the challenges of the pandemic is in cohesive work between vendors and the general public. We created a page where users can upload and get 3D printed masks or use 3D models already uploaded by our team https://www.treatstock.com/l/covid19”
These and other medical device alternatives are open-source, so everyone can make some for themselves and the family members, too. For those without a 3D printer, Treatstock Manufacturing network comes to help, connecting customers with local printing companies. All the proceeds from printing are going to the global fund to support the treatment of patients with coronavirus.